August 23, 2017. No comments.
A man and a woman, each searching for their truth and their treasure… Inspired by the sea, and the moon. When it came to recording the song for August, I decided to push the boat out a little more… Three months into my self-imposed, self-taught home recording course, I experimented with more overdubs by playing both picked and strummed guitars, as well as harps. I say harps, but it was the same harp… just treated like a bass. My big lever harp has a range close to a piano and is such a resonant instrument it can muddy the sound. So I recorded the bass harp part separately, leaning over and damping the low notes with the other hand as I played. Then I worked out a harp pattern (that involved crossing the left hand over the right hand to reach the high notes) using repeated pedal notes over the changing [read on]